Trainings and Events

Illinois Opens Transition Web-Based Trainings to National Audience!

The Illinois Transition Care Project (a partnership between Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics and UIC-Specialized Care for Children) received MOC Part IV approval from all three primary care boards for its web-based trainings. Course enrollment is open nationally here. The project offers two separate curricula. The pediatric course offers 15 CME PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 20 Maintenance of Certification Part IV points (approved by the American Board of Pediatrics) and updated July 2015. The adult medicine course offers 10 CME PRA Category 1 Credits™, 20 Maintenance of Certification Self-Evaluation credits (approved by the American Board of Internal Medicine) and 20 MC-FP Part IV points (approved by the American Board of Family Medicine).  This course is now closed for updating and will reopen Fall 2015.  For more information, please contact Dru O’Rourke with any questions.

Young, Uninsured, and in Debt: Why Young Adults Lack Health Insurance and How the Affordable Care Act Is Helping

The Commonwealth Fund recently published its findings from the Health Insurance Tracking Survey of Young Adults. The survey found that between November 2010 and November 2011, approximately 13.7 million young adults ages 19-25 stayed on or joined their parents’ health plans. About 6.6 million of these young adults would likely not have been able to do so prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act.